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A FIELD GUIDE TO THE RARE BIRDS OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE
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A FIELD GUIDE TO THE RARE BIRDS OF BRITAIN AND EUROPE

By Lewington, Ian., Alstrom, Per., Colston, Peter.

London: Harpercollins, 1992. pp. 448; colour plates by Lewington. Original laminated boards near fine, no fading. Contents clean and tight, partially removed bookplate to the front free endpaper, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Lewington, Ian. 8vo. Book.

$19.84

THE BIRDS OF PREY OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS [Signed Limited Edition]

By Harrison J. C. Text By David Evans

Kingston Deverill: Fine Bird Books, 1980. Limited copy stamped no. 57 of 275 and signed by the author. A fine copy within a textured slip case with minimal wear. Original half red morocco, oatmeal cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine. Tipped in list of subscribers, twenty tipped in colour plates with associated text. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. with superb illustrations. This book is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply due to the weight.. Signed by Author. First Edition Limited. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$568.63

THE WAY OF BIRDS
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THE WAY OF BIRDS

By Talbot Kelly, R. B.

London: Collins, 1937. 135 pages, 72 illustrations in colour and black and white. Cloth binding good with some general wear and a little loss at the top and bottom of the spine, boards slightly marked. Contents good and tight, original brown endpapers, few light spots to first and last pages only. Superb illustrations throughout.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to. Book.

$33.06

Grebes of the World
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Grebes of the World

By M. A. Ogilvie; Chris Rose

United Kingdom: Bruce Coleman Books, 2002. 122 pages; numerous fine colour illustrations by Chris Rose. Original dust jacket fine. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Chris Rose. 8vo.

$26.45

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume.VI [six, 6] (Emu, Kia, Bustard, Plover, Oyster Catcher, Pewit etc.)
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume.VI [six, 6] (Emu, Kia, Bustard, Plover, Oyster Catcher, Pewit etc.)

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1995. Limited facsimile edition, this copy is very early in the sequence and stamped no. 006 to the front paste-down. A fine copy, cloth very slightly marked; contents clean and tight, unmarked. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 82 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. An as-new copy. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." Please see the other Gould titles we are offering in this impressive edition. This copy is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy volume.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$634.75

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume III. (Robins, Wrens, Finches) [volumed 3]
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume III. (Robins, Wrens, Finches) [volumed 3]

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1991. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 203 to the front end paper. A fine copy with minimal wear, contents clean and tight, unmarked. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt; pp. [iv], plus 97 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. One of a series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. gilt stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This book is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$423.17

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume VII [7, seven]: Geese, Ducks, Gulls, Terns, Noddies, Albatrosses, Petrels, Cormorants, Gannets, Penguins
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume VII [7, seven]: Geese, Ducks, Gulls, Terns, Noddies, Albatrosses, Petrels, Cormorants, Gannets, Penguins

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1994. Limited facsimile edition, this copy is very early in the sequence and stamped no. 007 to the front paste-down. A fine copy with minimal wear, contents clean and tight, unmarked. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 85 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This copy is held in stock, a postage surchage may apply on this heavy book. . Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$793.44

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA  Supplement ( All Species Discovered After Vols.I-VII).
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Supplement ( All Species Discovered After Vols.I-VII).

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1990. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 217 to the front paste-down. A fine copy with minimal wear, contents clean and tight, unmarked. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 80 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimiles of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale (this copy is stamped no. 0128 to the front paste-down). This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This book is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$330.60

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume V (5, five). (Parrots and Pigeons, Cockatoos, Quai )
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume V (5, five). (Parrots and Pigeons, Cockatoos, Quai )

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1989. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 118 to the front paste-down. A fine copy with minimal wear; contents clean and tight, unmarked. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt; pp. [iv], plus 92 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B. M. (N. H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. gilt stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This copy is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$793.44

PICTURES OF BIRD LIFE. On woodland, Meadow, Mountain and Marsh
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PICTURES OF BIRD LIFE. On woodland, Meadow, Mountain and Marsh

By Lodge, R. B.

London: S. h. Bousfield, 1904. nd, but circa 1904; pp. 376; colour frontispiece plate and numerous half-tone illustrations after photographs by the author. Original, handsome pictorial green cloth binding blocked in black and white, with bevelled edges to boards, gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Binding good with some wear to the spine and edges, lightly marked . Contents clean and tight, faint pencilled address to the front free end paper, lightly toned to prelims.. A good copy.. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Lodge, R.B.. 4to. Book.

$33.06

SKETCHES OF BIRD LIFE
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SKETCHES OF BIRD LIFE

By Harting, James Edmund

London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1883. pp.292 ; b/w illustrations throughout. Original green cloth hardback binding with gilt lettering and vignette to the front board; a little general wear and rubbing, slightly dust soiled. Contents clean and tight, end papers toned careful repair to front free endpaper, autographed George William Sparrow Sparrow an officer who died in WW1, an occasional mark within, no inscriptions, light notes in pencil to the front pastedown regarding the plates by the hand of Howard Radclyffe, well respected collector and director of Bernard Quaritch Ltd . A good/very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Thorburn, Archibald, Whymper, Keulemans. 8vo. Book.

$46.28

IN SEARCH OF HARRIERS
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IN SEARCH OF HARRIERS

By Watson, Donald

Langford Press, 2010. 110 pages colour plates throughout. Original dust jacket fine, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy, virtually as new. . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to.

$46.28

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume.VI [six, 6] (Emu, Kia, Bustard, Plover, Oyster Catcher, Pewit etc.)
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume.VI [six, 6] (Emu, Kia, Bustard, Plover, Oyster Catcher, Pewit etc.)

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1995. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 196 to the front paste-down. A fine copy preserved in the publisher's original packing carton. A little wear to the cloth on the bottom edge. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 82 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. An as-new copy. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board, hand wrapped in protective brown paper, and placed in its own crush-proof outer carton. The carton is then sealed, numbered and signed on the outside by the printer's quality control officer. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." Please see the other Gould titles we are offering in this impressive edition. This copy is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy volume.. Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Elephant Folio. Book.

$661.20

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume III. [Robins, Wrens, Finches]
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Volume III. [Robins, Wrens, Finches]

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1991. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 177 to the front paste-down. A fine copy in the publisher's original packing box; a little faint spotting to the title page. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt; pp. [iv], plus 97 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. One of a series of remarkably exact same-size facsimile of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. A fine copy. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. gilt stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale. This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This book is held in stock. A POSTAL SURCHARGE MAY APPLY ON THIS HEAVY BOOK. We hold the full set of Birds of Australia in stock. Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$462.84

THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA  Supplement ( All Species Discovered After Vols.I-VII).
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THE BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA Supplement ( All Species Discovered After Vols.I-VII).

By Gould, John

Melbourne: Hill House, 1990. Limited facsimile edition, this copy stamped no. 208 to the front paste-down. A near fine copy, minimal wear, a few spots to the title page. Original green Japanese Saifu cloth gilt, 80 fine coloured plates with accompanying text. Endpapers with a repeating pattern of BM library stamps. One of series of remarkably exact same-size facsimiles of the original in the British Library, printed by offset lithography on acid-free matt art paper and hand-bound. The Hill House series contained the only authentic full-size facsimiles of the works of John Gould - this volume is one of the original printings and now out of print. Publisher's blurb thus "They are not reproductions, because no camera was used in transferring the images from the B.M.(N.H.) originals. Indeed the originals are taken by Museum security courier to the repro-house in Singapore, where they are subjected to the preparation of new plates for printing on 5 and 6 colour offset presses. The paper used is 130 gsm mat art paper. As facsimiles, the books carry faithfully every spot, mark or stain of the originals. They also carry the original Museum Department of Zoology stamps, and librarian's annotations. From behind glass, the naked eye would be unable to distinguish the original from the facsimile, so accurate is the colour printing. Also as facsimiles, they are exactly the same size as the originals (Imperial Folio: 22" x 15"). Each volume is hand sewn, cased-in and bound between 4 mm. boards covered in special Japanese Saifu cloth, gold stamped on the spine, and with the gold Crown Cipher of the British Museum (Natural History) on the front, and blind embossed on the inner margin of the front boards. The end-papers are of special wood-free heavy grade paper, printed in a generated repetitive pattern of the Museum's Library stamps. The publisher has not intruded into the authenticity of the books, leaving the publication data printed only on the very last page at the end of the book block. Each copy is hand inspected by the printer's quality control officer, individually numbered on the inside front board. Thus, no two copies are exactly the same. Although initial volumes were printed in more than 500 copies, later production runs have not exceeded 300 for world-wide sale (this copy is stamped no. 0128 to the front paste-down). This has been caused by a relative shortage of quality paper, together with the intensive hand-labour involved in their production." This book is held in stock. A postal surcharge may apply on this heavy book.. Facsimile Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio. Book.

$304.15

BRITISH & AMERICAN GAME-BIRDS with a Chapter on Shooting in America by Eugene V. Connett
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BRITISH & AMERICAN GAME-BIRDS with a Chapter on Shooting in America by Eugene V. Connett

By Pollard, H. B. C.; Phyllis Barclay-Smith

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1945. pp. x, 48 plus 20 fine coloured plates, each with a captioned tissue guard, after paintings by Philip Rickman. Original dust jacket very good. lightly rubbed to edges, a little tanned to page edges, price clipped, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve. Original red cloth hardback binding fine,. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, minimal foxing, otherwise unmarked. A very good copy with a very good dust jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Rickman, Philip. Folio.

$33.06

Eric Hosking's CLASSIC BIRDS 60 Years of Bird Photography
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Eric Hosking's CLASSIC BIRDS 60 Years of Bird Photography

By Hosking, Eric

Collins, 1993. 190 pages; b/w illustrations/ photographs throughout. Original dust jacket near fine, not price clipped. Hard back binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy in a near fine jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to.

$15.87

THE BIRDS OF THE BRITISH ISLES Volume Eight [8 viii]
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THE BIRDS OF THE BRITISH ISLES Volume Eight [8 viii]

By Bannerman, David Armitage

Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1959. Fine colour plates by George Lodge throughout, each with a captioned tissue guard. Original dust jacket with a pasted-on colour illustration to the front panel, very good with a little rubbing and careful repair to the top and bottom of the spine, spine browned, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back binding, fine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A fine clean copy of vol. 8, with a very good original dust jacket.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Lodge, George E.. 4to (19 x 28cm).

$37.03

CATALOGUE OF THE PASSERIFORMES OR PERCHING BIRDS, IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM. OLIGOMYODAE, Or the Families Tyrannidae, Oxyrhamphidae.... (Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum Volume XIV.]

By Sclater, Philip Lutley

London: Printed by Order of the Trustees (British Museum), 1888. pp. xix, [1 errata], 494, [2], 26 hand-coloured and chromo-lithographic plates, some heightened with gum Arabic, after drawings by J. Smit; b/w illustrations in text. Original brown textured cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt stamped shelf-no. to the spine, good with a little general wear, cloth somewhat discoloured/faded. Contents good and tight, original yellow coated end papers, the front pastedown with the engraved library plate of Royal Albert Memorial Public Library Exeter pasted over other bookplates; several oval library stamps to the half-title, title page etc. and to the reverse of the plates; perforated library stamp to the title page and a corner of each plate affecting the printer's name and some titles, but not the coloured engraved part. Otherwise plates are clean, plate I with slight spotting otherwise without foxing, paper somewhat toned. A good only copy. This is volume fourteen of what was eventually 27 volumes ''Unquestionably the most important work on systematic ornithology that has ever been published'' (Zimmer).. First Edition. Hardback. Good. Book.

$125.63

CATALOGUE OF THE PASSERIFORMES OR PERCHING BIRDS, IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM. FRINGILLIFORMES: Part II. Containing the Families Coerebidae, Tanagridae, and Icteridae.... (Catalogue of the Birds in the British Museum Volume XI.]

By Sclater, Philip Lutley

London: Printed by Order of the Trustees (British Museum), 1886. pp. xvii, [i], 431, [i], 18 hand-coloured lithographed plates, some heightened with gum Arabic, after drawings by J. Smit; b/w illustrations in text. Original brown textured cloth binding with gilt lettering and gilt stamped shelf-no. to the spine, good with a little general wear, some scuffing/fraying to the head/tail of the spine, cloth somewhat discoloured. Contents good and tight, original yellow coated end papers, the front pastedown with the engraved library plate of Royal Albert Memorial Public Library Exeter pasted over other bookplates; several oval library stamps to the half-title, title page etc. and to the reverse of the plates; perforated library stamp to the title page and bottom right hand corner of the plates affecting the printer's name and some titles, but not the coloured engraved part. Otherwise plates are clean and without foxing, paper a little toned. A good only copy. This is volume eleven of what was eventually 27 volumes ''Unquestionably the most important work on systematic ornithology that has ever been published'' (Zimmer).. First Edition. Hardback. Good.

$145.46

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